The Thursday Club Gives Grant to Special Delivery

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Special Delivery, a free food delivery service for people with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses in San Diego, has received a grant in the amount of $3,500 from The Thursday Club, announced Ruth Henricks, executive director.

Special Delivery Executive Director Ruth Henricks thanks The Thursday Club members at its May Tea.

“We are thrilled to receive this very generous award from such a wonderful local organization as The Thursday Club,” said Henricks. “This contribution will be used to help us continue our work of providing our nutritious food delivery services to over 300 unduplicated men, women and children with AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes annually in many central San Diego neighborhoods.”

Since 1921, The Thursday Club has raised over $1,000,000 for numerous philanthropic

organizations in the community. The Thursday Club Annual Rummage Sale, held in Balboa Park each spring, is the Club’s major fundraising event. Half of the money raised is distributed throughout the park, while the remaining half is contributed to other community causes.

Special Delivery has served over 1.5 million meals to over 4,000 clients since its founding in 1991. Clients receive two cold meals and one hot meal daily, groceries for the weekend as well as the ability to shop in the organization’s onsite food pantry. For more information, or for volunteer opportunities, contact Special Delivery San Diego at (619) 297-7373.

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